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Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm EST
equity fund, the same fund partnering with warren buffett to buy heinz. energy exploration company apache continued putting pressure on the energy stock sector, after reporting disappointing results for the fourth quarter in a row and a problem with an offshore well.st apache fell another 4.3% on heavy volume. the stock has fallen $7.50 per the company shut in an exploratory shallow water well in the gulf of mexico after detecting an underground flow of natur gas. regulators said it appears the company acted properly.at gold is at its lowest price since august tonight, aftery. falling $26 per ounce dato down more than 1.5% settling bojuda astve $1,600 an ounce. a late yesterday in a filing, billionaire hedge fund manager orge sgeos disclosed selling s about $100 million of its position in a gold exchange traded fund in the third quarter last year. four of the five most active traded exchange traded products were lower. the russell 2,000 tracking fund eeked out a small gain. and that's tonight's market focus. >> tom: yes, the u.s. stock market remains near five year highs but for re
WETA
Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm EST
the mental or physical energy to continue. today the vatican said he had been wearing a pacemaker for some time. >> somebody talked about the fact that he had had a pacemaker a few months ago. that is correct. there was a routine replacement for the batteries. >> when he stand down, he will remain in rome to study. he will be living in a monastery. there'll not be two popes although it is unclear what his title will be. the church went out of the way to say that he would have no role in the choice of his successor. he will have nothing to say about it the insisted. the question remains as to whether this conservative pope will have some influence on the future direction of the church. already, and catholics are debating what the future of the church should be and what kind of figure should lead it. >> he will probably be a little more liberal but the catholic church is headed toward more realism. >> the qualities i would like to see is the ability to communicate well, especially with the young people. >> in march, and the cardinals will choose a new pope. some are already suggesti
WETA
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
nuclear blast. it is an instant deposit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that was not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >> is it, in fact happening all the time? this kind of thing. >> yes, so something of this magnitude we might imagine is perhaps once a decade. i mean if one happened in the 90s and one happened now and you fill in for the areas of the earth it would not have been noticed f it did. for example the north pole or antarctica or northern canada where hardly anybody lives. you could easily sort of hide one of these from anybody's view simply because of the large swathes of area on earth's surface where nobody inhabits it. so i could imagine it would be once every five to ten years. >> and what exactly is it? what is a meteor and what is an asteroid for that matter? >> yeah, well, we can go back, asteroid 101, actually i hav
WETA
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
, not a politician, you would hope you would raise taxes on certain forms of energy, which is good for the environment. >> rose: a carbon tax. >> some form of carbon tax, federal gas tax is going up a bit. something like that. you can get another few hundred billion a year out of that. that gets you up to 3.5. the last trillion is where the rubber meets the road. i think all of that, maybe dems and republicans wouldn't automatically admit they would be willing to do it but all of that is within the realm of reason. the last trillion is the hard part. because then you're making very tough choices about which specific taxes to raise versus which specific spending cuts. >> rose: what choices would you recommend the country make. >> in my opinion and i do work some with the congressional budget office, although they are nonpartisan, this is just my opinion. i would make four or five big choices. i would, indeed, put up some sort of carbon tax. and for the sake of call all of us and future generation. >> rose: the congress went crazy over cap and trade. >> cap and trade is a crazy thing to
WETA
Feb 14, 2013 12:30am EST
amount of energy when we first got here. >> next hour, members will begin reading the constitution... >> we the people... >> narrator: from the beginning, they were unorthodox. for the first time ever, they took turns reading aloud the constitution of the united states in the house chamber. >> the congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes... >> to coin money, regulate the value thereof... >> to raise and support armies... >> these were not people who spent 25 years in politics. in fact, that was a big strike against you. they were elected not to sell out the way so many politicians had done, that they were elected to speak truth to power. >> the right of citizens of the united states to vote... >> they came into office with the sounds of the tea party, the concerns of the tea party, their reaction to obama's massive overspending and a rejection of eight years of bush. not just the cost of wars and occupation, but the complete disregard of cost of government as an issue. >> no person shall be elected to the office... >> the definition of insanity is doing the same thing ove
WETA
Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
international atomic energy agency returned home empty-handed today, after talks in tehran. meanwhile, iran announced it's installing a new generation of centrifuges to enrich uranium. and, "the washington post" reported iran tried a year ago to buy 100,000 specialized magnets for centrifuges. the u.s. and other nations say iran means to build nuclear weapons. the iranians say their program is for power generation. around the world today, people rallied to raise awareness of violence against women. the "one billion rising" campaign staged rallies, dances and vigils in dozens of major cities. the events were held to coincide with valentine's day. the united nations has estimated that one of every three women worldwide, is raped or beaten in the course of a lifetime. a long-time leader in american a new implantable device that restores some vision in the blind won approval today in the united states. the food and drug administration agreed to allow use of the argus 2 retinal prosthesis. it uses electrodes in the retina that receives signals from a wireless camera on a pair of glasses. initial
WETA
Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm EST
europe and china could slow global growth. and conflict with iran could push up energy prices. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now with more on what to expect from president obama's state of the union address, david gordon, head of research at the eurasia group in washington d.c. >> so if you heard from our report, david, it's all about the economy. that's the big interest for most americans. what can the president propose tomorrow that will get the economy moving without some kind of big stimulus plan? >> so i think that the president's going to try to do a couple of things. first he's going to call on others to help him. first es he going to call on the congress to do two things. one, avoid the sequester, avoid the job cuts that will come from the sequester. and come to a balanced program on putting budget issues on the sidelines for the rest of this year. two, pass immigration reform so people have confidence, migrant workers have confidence, or security improves, so es's going to ask the congress. second he's going call on business whose balance sheets are
WETA
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
pricey jim. and the mystery of dark energy. could our physics textbooks and soon be due for right? -- soon be due for a rewrite? welcome to our viewers some public television in america and around the globe. another day of high drama in a south african court. the world heard from the forceft time about the death of riva steenkamp. he claimed he mistook her for a intruder. the prosecution claims he intentionally shot and killed her. >> he spent five nights behind bars now. prooscar pistorius back in court today. his family behind him to support the man who may have killed his girlfriend in a terrible accident. the prosecution argued that pistorius planned to murder. the magistrate ruled he would be treating this case is one of premeditated murder with a possible life sentence. pistorius and his father took the news hard. the court is on a short break. the family has been sitting and pistorius has been very emotional, breaking down when he heard from the judge that this would be treated as premeditated murder. and from this team came the first detailed description of what oscar pist
WETA
Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
americans spring for summer travel? energy traders remain optimistic. >> the economy is doing a little bit better. there is some potential for people to take more vacations over the summer, and we could see some continued move up or at least firming and support here for energy prices. >> reporter: still, drivers may want to start setting aside a little extra cash now to help cover potentially higher gas prices on the road this summer. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: also in the energy patch today, transocean closed the chapter on the 2010 gulf oil disaster as a u.s. judge approved the company's $1 billion civil spill settlement. transocean owned the rig working b.p.'s macondo well when an explosion killed 11 workers and began the nation's worst offshore oil spill. last week, transocean's $400 million settlement of criminal charges with the federal government was also approved. >> tom: an update on the housing market.amlelesiononil-f-fngyamay home buieris dowown slightly this month, the first drop in almost a year. that housing index ticked down a point to 46 for february. anyt
WETA
Feb 16, 2013 12:30am EST
, but as it rose, she believes she can take this energy and make the world a better place, and she gets doors slammed in her face constantly. at the end of the season she makes a decision to burn it to the ground symbolically. now this season starts with what is amy going to do. the question is what is a whistle-blower. uni spoke the last time about the cultural apathy who going -- you and i spoke the last time about the cultural apathy that is going on. where are our voices, and does it take someone who is crazy enough and overtly emotional that she will lose her job, lose her marriage, moved back with her mom at 40 just to make sure justice is seen and that we heal. >> i know you are a producer. this is your project. how cool is it -- what is the challenge where you want to entertain us, but you get a chance to address some of the issues that matter to you that are important in the world, the human dynamics of the things we wrestle with, tell me about how you process the opportunity to put that on the page for the character. >> it is a great dream. you feel if you have a vision that c
WETA
Feb 12, 2013 11:00pm EST
middle class. he spoke of immigration reform, raising the minimum wage and energy independence. quoted john f. kennedy 1962 speech saying the substitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress. you agenda he made few concessions to republicans. it remans to be seen whether the president can break away from the bitter partisanship and dysfunction of his first term and whether he can strike the grand bargains the country needs. >> the greatest nation on worth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crises to the next we can't do it. [applause] let's agree, let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. our economy is stronger. when we honor else the talents and ingenuity of striving hopeful immigrants. and right now, leaders from the business labor law enforcement faith communities, they all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. know is the time to get it don
WETA
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm EST
confident air, walking into the chamber. he seemed more sure of himself and on climate and energy, he knows if anything happen on those, it will be because of executive action, not because of people in the room. it's interesting to watch who's applauding and who's not but the senate democrat -- mark pryor from arkansas, mary landers from louisiana, and a few others, will not want to vote on this because they're up for election in 2014 so we focus on republicans but it was a message for democrats, as well. john: he friday congress doesn't move, i will. eamon, i want to talk to you about the specifics. we'll talk about what was in the speech. let's talk about minimum wage. this was new in the speech although he supported it before. what's the economics behind that, what are the chances that minimum wage is going to come and is it a good idea? >> it's probably a long shot politically to get this thing done. minimum wage now is $7.25 an hour. the president would like it to go to $9 an hour. a lot of states have minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage now and what a wage should
WETA
Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
were hardest hit, falling 2%. but on the plus side, energy rose slightly. now, let's take a look at some of the day's big earnings reports. whole foods posted a 24% gain in first quarter profits. a both sales and margins also improved. but the stock wilted, falling nearly 10% to $87.50. and that's because the company warned of weaker sales and margins for the rest of this year. but that decline was small potatoes compared to the big drop in weight watchers stock, down 17%. earnings plunged in the fourth quarter due to higher costs as well as thinner attendance at its weight loss meetings. the company also warned earnings this year will be far below expectations. "angie's list" was a huge gainer. check out this chart! the company surprised wall street by reporting a fourth quarter profit instead of a loss. that pushed the stock up more than 20%. the online review site was able to cut costs while boosting revenues. angie's also expects first quarter sales to come in ahead of estimates. skechers also swung to a fourth quarter profit thanks to big gains in sales of women's shoes. earnin
WETA
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
passivity there. there was energy in that room right now. i mean... >> woodruff: well, they're waiting. >> usually there's a milling back and forth and kind of a... >> woodruff: higher energy. people who slap each other's backs for a living. they're good at that. i agree with that. >> it looks like a painting almost. >> woodruff: i'm told the president is right outside the door. but who knows how close he is. but in just a moment, the house sergeant of arms is going to... maybe it's about to happen in a moment. he's going to announce the president. >> watch he does. he comes down three steps, three rows. >> woodruff: paul irving. house sergeant of arms. >> puts his finger on a button. see him? he did that. >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. ( applause ) >> woodruff: so at nine minutes after 9:00 eastern time, president obama makes his way in. the official plan had been for him to come in a minute or two after. but i guess he has a prerogative of being a few minutes later than what we were told. >> he just can't stop himself. he just likes to chat and chat and chat. >>
WETA
Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
, subsidize new forms of energy, and rebuild our infrastructure. president obama's for the state of the yen, the first of his new term, and how do we pay the bill? >> nothing i am proposing should increase the deficit by a single dime. >> the president offered more of the same, higher taxes and more stimulus spending. >> the president wants congress to, with $40 billion to improve infrastructure, wants to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, wants a new energy bill similar to cap-and-trade, wants preschool for every 4-year-old in the nation, tax reform, gun control, and citizenship for undocumented immigrants. what are his chances, charles? >> approximately zero. he is talking as if we have a huge surplus, so we can start spending all over again. if the inaugural address was a philosophical statement of what i would call his left liberalism, the state of the union address was a programmatic expression of that. is there a human ill or social ill that he did not have the government's answer to? if he did, i did not hear it. >> mark? >> it that is a liberal agenda, we have really move the goa
WETA
Feb 13, 2013 6:30pm EST
month, partly because of higher taxes, and energy prices. retail sales edged up just 0.1% in january. that's much less than in december. should investors be concerned about weak consumer spending? erika miller reports. >> reporter: consumer spending is watched closely, because it accounts for roughly 70% of economic growth. unfortunately, the latest reading on retail sales is not encouraging. the measley 0.1% gain in january was the smallest increase in three months. even core retail sales, which strips out volatile categories, ticked up just 0.2%. consumers have been cutting back on purchases of cars, clothing, and furniture. but sales did rise at home- improvement stores, gas stations and online retailers. part of the problem is rising prices at the pump. regular unleaded has soared $0.30 a gallon, on average nationwide, in the past month. but more importantly, nearly every working american is taking home less pay this year because of higher payroll taxes. mastercard advisors says there's been a drop in spending across all income levels. >> it's off a cliff. interesting enough, you
WETA
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
benedict is a very humble man and realistic man. the job requires energies of mind and body that he no longer has. he has felt free to step down. it is the end of an era, it is the beginning of another. it is the end of the popes that are very closely involved with the vatican council. he opens the way for future popes to retire the way he has done. >> he described himself as a transitional figure, a caretaker for the catholic church. >> i think that pope benedict have the very difficult task of moving the church for word from the enormously impressive pontificate of pope john paul. it was very difficult to imagine another pope after pope john paul. they needed somebody to be different. i think he have the strength and the character to do that. >> he certainly have the intellect. the catholic church is declining in numbers in europe and america. it is growing in africa and latin america. is it time for a pontiff from outside europe? >> it is certainly possible. just before being elected pope, he thought that the time might be drawing close for a pulp from another part of the world.
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Feb 19, 2013 12:30am EST
to my kids, and that is the same energy that i brought to the movies, that she is the most important person in the world to me. she does not have a mother. she lives in a region that is volatile and dangerous, and her daddy is dying. she is going to have to learn how to do a lot of things, feed herself, close herself. -- clothe herself. i am teaching heard this so she will survive, and i am trying to teach it with a sense of urgency because her daddy is not going to be there that much longer. throughout the course of the movie, some people think i am being mean to her, but i am passionately tried to emphasize with an urgency that you know how to do these things because your daddy is not going to be here that long. just as if you're living in the region, and you had a child, in you were dying, the most important thing for you would be that your daughter knew how to be ok and to make it in that region. tavis: on the streets of new orleans? >> people know me now. people knew me then, but people really know me now because i am in all of these magazines and newspapers, and they are seeing
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
, chairman of the house energy and commerce committee. what a coincidence. the oil and gas industry is one of his top donors, helping him raise the $4 million dollars he spent last year to win re-election. senator kirsten gillibrand and senator chuck schumer, democrats of new york, have wall street as a constituent and patron. her biggest contributors include jpmorgan chase, morgan stanley, goldman sachs, and law firms that have advised them. his top donors include securities and investment firms, lawyers and legal firms, and lobbyists. and there are fleeting glances of some familiar faces here tonight seen recently on our broadcast. senator mitch mcconnell of kentucky, the republican leader in the senate, republican orrin hatch of utah, and democratic senator max baucus of montana. all cited by "the new york times" as suspects in that mysterious migration of half a billion dollars from taxpayers over to the bottom line of drug companies, especially the pharmaceutical giant amgen. would it surprise you to learn that over the past five years, amgen has been one of the top ten donors to
WETA
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
top down, america does better. that's really been the focus of his energies on domestic policy since, like i said, the time he began running for this office. it was the focus of so much what he did in his first term. it remains the focus because the recession that was in full bloom when he took office in january of 2009 cost this economy almost nine million jobs. and dug a heublg hole out of which we've been climbing ever since. we've achieved a lot. over six million private sector jobs. quarter after quarter of economic growth. there's more work to do. what you'll hear is a plan from the president to get that done. more jobs, more growth. >> woodruff: when it comes to the economy and the fiscal health of the federal government, we know that house speaker john boehner told reporters today that the president in his words doesn't have the guts to tackle the serious problem of the debt facing this country, that he's not willing to take on his own party when it comes to reducing or rather raising the eligibility age for medicare. >> i think it's unfortunate that the name-calling on the e
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